Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manisha Sisodia on Tuesday presented the annual budget for the fiscal year of 2020-21. Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, present a budget outlay of ₹69,000 crore, which is the highest till date. Based on theme of patriotism, the Delhi government will allocate ₹10 crore for programmes on the live of BR Ambedkar which will be observed during the 75-week ‘Deshbhakti’ celebrations, he added. Another ₹10 crore will be allocated for programmes and events on the life of Bhagat Singh, he also said.
Among the key highlights, the government aimed to make Delhi’s per capital income equivalent to Singapore level by 2047. The Delhi government will also open its first ‘Sainik Schools’ in Delhi. A Deshbhakti curriculum will also begin in schools this year under which there will be one period will be dedicated to patriotism every day.
Delhi’s 2021-22 budget:
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-For art, culture and tourism sector, Delhi govt allocates ₹521 crore
For art, culture and tourism sector , govt allocates ₹521 crore. Two new schemes to be launched for Delhi’s heritage promotion. Five crore to be used to make tourist spots safe for women.
-Rs.3227 crore allocated for power sector
The Delhi govt allocates ₹3,227 crore for power sector. “90% households in Delhi are availing power subsidies. Subsidies have also been extended to farmers and lawyers,” says the deputy chief minister.
-Rs.50 crore for Ashram decongestion plan
Government propose ₹50 crore for Ashram decongestion plan. Underpass at ashram chowk to be ready by June this year, says Manish Sisodia.
-Delhi inches towards 11,000 buses
Delhi is inching towards 11,000 buses as mandated by various courts, says Sisodia. The govt is planning to bring 1,300 e-buses in Delhi. 300 e-buses under DTC which will come by this year, Sisodia announces.
For the first time in a decade Delhi now has 6,693 buses. Once the new buses come including low-floor CNG buses, the fleet will go up to 7693, he also said.
-After EV Policy, 2.2% of total vehicles in Delhi were electronic: Sisodia
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After EV Policy, 2.2% of total vehicles in Delhi were electronic. 7,000 new EVs after the policy was rolled out, says Sisodia.
-Rs.5,328 crore allocated for urban development
As many as 1,343 unauthorized colonies have water and sewer pipelines now out of 1,797 colonies says Sisodia he allocates ₹5,328 crore for urban development.
-Dream is to host the Olympics in Delhi: Sisodia
We are working on a sports university to encourage talents of the country. Delhi should host Olympics till 2047. “The dream is to host the Olympics in Delhi,” says Sisodia.
-Rs.16,377 crore allocated for education
Rs.16,377 crore allocated for education. “In 75 years Delhi has not done so well when it comes to higher education. With new campuses on the verge of opening, number of seats will increase by at least 8,000,” said Sisodia.
A new law university will and separate teachers’ university will also be opened in Delhi.
Delhi to see ‘virtual model school’ soon
Delhi govt to open ‘virtual model school’ with an idea to promote any time learning, anytime teaching. “There were teachers in our schools who did not know how to use smartphones. We trained them and they conducted online classes for one year,” says Sisodia as he makes the announcement.
“There will be no four walls but there will be studies, teachers, children, enrollment, and curriculum. We have started work on its design and it may be the first of its kind in the world. Any child in the country wanted to study under Delhi model of education can make use of this.” he also said.
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-Rs.9,934 crore allocated for health sector
Delhi government allocated ₹9,934 crore — 14% of total budget– for health sector. Covid-19 vaccine to remain free for all in government facilities as the Kejriwal-led govt allocated ₹50 crore for vaccination drive.
-100 Mohalla clinics dedicated to women will be opened in Delhi
Delhi govt to open 100 Mohalla clinics exclusively for women in the first phase.
The numbers will be increased to ensure that there is at least one in each of 272 municipal wards, says Sisodia.
-26 crore allocated for ex-gratia to armed forces martyrs
RS.26 crore allocated for ex-gratia to armed forces martyrs, says Sisodia in budget presentation.
Delhi govt to start Deshbhakti curriculum in schools
Delhi government will start Deshbhakti curriculum in its schools this year. There will be one period for this curriculum every day, says Sisodia. A mentorship program will also be launched to help students.
‘Will also open first Sainik school in Delhi and an armed forces preparatory school.’ says Sisodia.
-Indian flags to be installed across Delhi: Sisodia
Delhi govt allocates ₹45 crore for installation of Indian flags in 500 locations across the city.
-Key points in budget
> To celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, Delhi govt will organize 75-weeks of programmes starting March 12.
> The govt allocates 10 crore for programmes and events on life of BR Ambedkar.
> Another 10 crore allocated for programmes and events on the life of Bhagat Singh.
-Delhi govt proposes ₹69,000 crore budget outlay
The Delhi government proposed a ₹69,000 crore budget outlay for 2021-22, it is the highest till date. Expense plan includes around 32,000 crore on revenue expenditures and around 37,000 crore on schemes and projects.
-Aim to make Delhi’s per capital income equivalent to Singapore level: Sisodia
By 2047, we aim to make Delhi’s per capital income equivalent to that in Singapore, says Sisodia. “It is difficult but not impossible,” he told the Assembly.
-Delhi population likely to reach 3.28 crore by 2047: Sisodia
Delhi population likely to reach 3.28 crore by 2047, says Sisodia. “We have to set up infrastructure keeping that in mind. The budget will share the government’s vision on that.”
-Allocation of funds for series of events to commemorate 75 years of independence
There will be allocation of funds for a series of events to he held across the city over a span of 75 weeks – starting March 12 – to celebrate 75 years of independence in India, says Sisodia.
-The ‘Deshbhakti’ budget
The budget them is “Deshbhakti.” says Sisodia. It will celebrate 75 years of independence, he also said.